Tag Archives: Queer Studies

How Fashion Is Queer

How Fashion is Queer by Alison Bancroft There are a number of popular ideas about fashion: That it demeans and oppresses women, or that it is a capitalist plot to extract money – either that they do not have, or … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Come Up Sometime and Queer Me?: Reclaiming Mae West as Author and Sexual Philosopher

Why Don’t You Come Up Sometime and Queer Me? Reclaiming Mae West as Author and Sexual Philosopher By Chase Dimock We know Mae West as an actress, a sex symbol, a cultural icon, a comedienne, a master of the one … Continue reading

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Saint Turing: A Few Reflections on Gay Iconography and Martyrdom on the Occasion of Alan Turing’s 100th Birthday

Saint Turing: A Few Reflections on Gay Iconography and Martyrdom on the Occasion of Alan Turing’s 100th Birthday By Chase Dimock This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of British mathematician Alan Turing’s birth. In celebration of his enormous contributions to … Continue reading

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From the Same Source as Her Power: A Threnody for Adrienne Rich

From the Same Source as Her Power: A Threnody for Adrienne Rich by Chase Dimock How do we account for and preserve a writer’s power after she dies? At the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, any researcher who wants to access … Continue reading

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The Surreal Sex of Beauty: Jean Cocteau and Man Ray’s “Le Numéro Barbette”

In 1923, the American acrobat Vander Clyde better known by his stage name “Barbette” made his theater debut in Paris at the famed Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère and captivated the French artistic community with his show. Yet, his … Continue reading

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